Southwest Middle School standout student

Published 10:51 pm Friday, February 16, 2018

Gavin Hanke

Age: 13

Parents: Nick and Amy Hanke

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Where are you from?

Albert Lea.

If from Albert Lea, which elementary school did you attend?


Favorite teacher of all time and why?

Mrs. Olsen, because she has a fun sense of humor, is easy to talk to and answers any questions. She motivates me to try my best and makes learning fun. She has a positive energy in her classroom.

Favorite book/author:

Alex Rider series.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

Project E3, cross country, soccer, student council, theater, band.

What do you want to do after high school?

I would like to go to college and get a degree in business and invest in stocks.

What advice would you give to younger students in Albert Lea?

I would like to tell younger students to work hard and ask questions if they don’t know the answer. Be confident in what you want to do, be yourself and be happy.